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Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> face to face. president obama and mitt romney are set to square off tonight in the first of three debates before the presidential election. >>> attack investigation. lawmakers are raising questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >>> raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war in syria. >>> baseball has its first triple crown winner since 1967. >>> and who would want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architects? >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> millions of americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the triple crown s
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
. >> schieffer: to hear the president's friends tell it, it wasn't that obama wasn't so good-- >> it's like mitt romney wasn't there. >> schieffer: the pounding came from every corner. explanations fill the airwaves. former vice president al gore thought maybe it was the altitude. >> when you go to 5,000 feet-- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust-- >> that's interesting. >> i don't know, maybe-- >> schieffer: david letterman thought the problem ran deeper. >> and the number one president obama excuse, it's bush's fault. >> schieffer: the president's top vast gist, david axelrod, is with us this morning. we'll ask him about it. and we'll hear from conservative columnist john fund and michael gerson of the "washington post." analysis from our own norah o'donnell and john dickerson. then with the baseball post-accept under way and washington's team headed to the play-offs for the first time in 79 years, we'll talk baseball with the dodgers' legendary tony larussa, tony lasorda, manager of last year's world-champion st. louis cardinals. jane leavy, who literally wrote the book on
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
october 4. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in bryan stows today after having their say at their first -- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney working to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mitt romney is trying to prolong the momentum that he got from that debate, president obama is seemed determined to make up for lost ground. romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the. campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president why it is the next four ye
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Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a notification card to hand to an agent. the cards can be downloaded online. >>> president obama heads to california to replenish campaign cash. zigzagging the country with 30 days left before election day. >> should california require labeling food that contained genetically modified organism? the coast is clear of fog that is. now the clouds rolling in and the chances of you needing an umbrella. the pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. >> closed captioning brought to you by ,, presidential election, both candidates are criss-crossig the country... leading ralls and raising >>> with just 30 days until the presidential election, both candidates are crossing the country leading rallies and raising money. president obama is in california tonight on first day of two day visit. mitt romney is back in a crucial swing state of florida. >> reporter: with one month until election day, mitt romney is focusing on florida. the romney campaign says 12,000 people came out for his rally sunday. >> we're going to win florida and take back the white house. >> national polls show th
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
to deliver a speech criticizing president obama's policies in the middle east. >>> leap of faith. a daredevil sky diver gets ready to break the speed of sound. on ooh jump "from the edge" of space. >>> marriage melee. amateur video shows an all out brawl breaking out during a wedding reception at a posh hotel. >> they just decked the bride. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today president obama wraps up a two day west coast fundraising trip his last one out west of the campaign. in virginia today mitt romney delivers what aides are calling a major foreign policy address. paying particular attention to issues in the middle east. we go to washington for more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. mitt romney will continue -- contrast his foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last nig
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
macdonald. >>> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. >> president obama wraps up his bay area cash grab. how he is taking a swipe at mitt romney with sesame street. >> months of drama coming down to today. sheriff ross mirkarimi learns whether he gets to keep his job. >> low pressure close to the coastline. could it bring some showers? we'll talk about that coming up. >> traffic jammed northbound 101 past san francisco airport. we'll tell you when it's expected to wrap up coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, october 9. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. >>> president barack obama is waking up this morning in san francisco. >> not going to be around very long, though. he is flying out of sfo early this morning. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is here in san francisco where the president has raised a lot of campaign cash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was president obama's last fundraising blitz here in the bay area. but a successful one. he is expected to take home about $2 million to his campaign. now, crowds greeted pr
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
for votes in the battleground state of florida tonight, president obama is once again looking for campaign cash in california. nancy cordes is in los angeles, nancy? >> jeff, these two campaigns are spending such enormous sums of money, close to a billion dollars each so the job of fund-raising is never really done, not even in this last month of the campaign. the president is holding five fund-raisers here in california over the next two days. >> the president arrived in sunny los angeles and headed to an intimate gathering with a dozen high dollar donors plus former president bill clinton. tonight president obama holds a star-studded campaign concert on the play bill jon bon jovi, katy perry and jennifer hudson. the fund-raising push comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement that the obama camp raised $181 million in september. a record month for either side in the 2012 presidential race. the romney campaign has yet to release its september numbers. but officials there say they saw a surge in donations after last week's debate. and raked it in 12 million dollars in less than 48 hour
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is whvering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, even desccrats are describing the president's performance as lack luster, and listless, and the campaign acknowledges it is ining to have to reexamine its debate strategy. mpt on the campaign trail today, the president was in cleanup mode, trying to turn the tables on a triumphant mitt romney. >> when i got on to the stage, i tet this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 tri
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a look. le in a pew research center poll mney month romney trailed tresident obama by eight points, ,1% to 43%. but a pew poll taken after the wresidential debate last week ehows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. that's outside the margin of error. we have two reports tonight. eprst we're going to go to jan crawford with governor romney who focused on foreign policy today at an address at the virginia military institute. jan? >> reporter: scott, the overarching theme is that the president has no foreign policy archingy that he's remained passive and reactive. romney said he know it is president hopes for a safer and pa freer middle east but that hope ddle e a strategy. egy.hen we look at the middle east today with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in wria threatening to destabilize the region and violent extremist on the march and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of al qaeda affiliates it's afar that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: in isra
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> romney's reform. as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. >>> loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. >>> and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorro
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ron
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> tonight is the big night of the first of three debate. >> president obama and mitt romney set to square off did in denver. >> dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even i
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to the extent that we present a very clear c
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney head to key battleground states today after having their say at their first face-to-face debate. an exclusive cbs 5 surveyusa poll of adults in california shows that 48% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's forum in colorado focused mainly on the economy and other domestic issues. that debate took place at the university of denver, colorado being a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but hig
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm PDT
swirl ice cream. >>> president obama heads to california to replenish his campaign cash. both candidates are zigzagging the country with 30 days left before election. >>> should california require labeling that contains genetically modified organisms. what you need to know before voting on prop 37. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, stop on a two-day fundraisig trip to the state. mr. obama has >>> in campaign 2012, president obama is in los angeles tonight. his first stop on a two day trip to the state. mr. obama has three events in la including a rally featuring george clooney, stevie wonder and jennifer hudson. 9 of those visits on this trip. tomorrow president obama will attend a campaign fundraiser at the bill graham civic auditorium in san francisco. final bay area visit before the election. already raised more than $30 million in california. earlier in the day, he'll be in the central valley to announce caesar should have ez national -- chavez national monument. >>> battleground state of florida. he was confident he will win florida and move into the white house in january. later he stopped by a seafo
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. >>> in campaign 2012, right now president obama is headed to the battleground state of ohio after an overnight stop in san francisco. the stay was brief but he was able to replenish his campaign cash. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with the president's message for supporters. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after he landed into sfo, president obama is on to the next part of his campaign trail. not without waving good-bye first. his fundraising here added $2 million to the campaign's $1 billion goal. with one month until the election, he told supporters at a rally and concert last night to get, quote, almost obsessive about this election. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: this is the president's last visit to the bay area before the big day. from here the president heads to ohio a key battleground state which some say could determine his re-election. the cap pain shifts its attention to swing states. last night mr. obama urged voters to join him in the final push to reach out to voters in those states. he says he hopes to continue
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be just days away for california thrivers suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they're keeping tired old grannies like me at home. >> there are more than 91 cases of fungal meningitis. the outbreak spanning nine states has killed at least seven people. >>> a wild brawl between two separate wedding parties ends with one man dead and four people under arrest. >> did they just hit the bride? >>> liftoff. a new era in space flight. the first commercial flight into space bound for the international space station. >>> at talladega super speedway, a 25 car pileup. believe it or not, there were no injuries. >>> drew brees broke the record. touchdown passes
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
of five homeless what may have sparked the flames. >> president obama and mitt romney going head to head tonight. what the candidates want from tonight's big presidential debate. >> saying good-bye to triple digits, much cooler weather on the way, we'll have details coming up. >> and we are watching a couple of different fender-benders down the eastshore freeway. a check of the drive time is moments away. >> good morning, it's wednesday, october 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00. firefighters are still on the scene of a duplex fire in berkeley which started nearly five hours ago. >> cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has been following this developing story. this is a complicated fire for the crews to fight. >> reporter: yes. and one of the large problems that they had to deal with overnight is that there are other homes so close by as you can see here. ben venue avenue is still closed down and will be for several hours after this fire in a duplex. five people lived in that building all of them were able to get out safely. but you can see how spectacular t
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Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
. >>> now onto the race for the white house. president obama and republican challenger, mitt romney, begin a final month long sprint to election day. romney is spending a second day in florida and fresh off the first debate and trying to keep the momentum going. mr. obama is coming to california for two days of fundraising. a boost from the jobs report puts the unemployment rate at the lowest rate of his presidency. he will stop in los angeles and san francisco and keen near bakers field where he will designate a national monument at the home of say sar chavez, he died in 93 and did much of his work for farm workers while living in east san jose. >>> coming up on face the nation, bob shaffers guests include axle rod, advisor to the obama campaign. >>> both sides of the bay, won divisional series. >> it's only day one and a look at how the giants did at home and how the a's performed on the road in detroit. >> is there any sign the worst is behind us with the sudden rise in gas prices? the latest number from here in the bay area. >>> we have changes in the weather department. we will start
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
.com/gas and enter your zip code and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >>> president obama back in the bay area for another fundraising trip tonight. but before his arrival at sfo was a mix of campaigning and history. a bit farther south, president obama visited the place cesar chavez called home and is giving some long overdue recognition. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez attended the ceremony in keene, california. >> the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: president barack obama came to where cesar chavez lived and work chanting the old farm worker slogan of hope and perseverance. yes, it can be done and was done in place chavez named the peace. mr. obama announced the had national monument that he called long overdue. >> no one cared about the invisible farm workers who picked the nation's food. but cesar cared and in his own peaceful eloquent way he made over people care too. >> reporter: the celebration was attended by chavez's family members, schoolchildren and thousands of current and former farm workers. although obama wants to shore up votes and support from latinos
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
obama failed to make during last week's debate. >>> north korea saying the u.s. is within striking distance of its missiles. >>> felix baumgartner hopes to become the first man to break the sound barrier in a freefall. >> at the end of the day if something goes wrong i have to pay for it. >>> feeling no pain. >>> crashing his car into a store. one man got hurt. >> no, this is not a game of tag. this man is actually trying to get away from a very angry stag in a london park. >>> all that -- >> and the series is tied at a game a piece. game over. cardinals even the series. >> last movie you cried at? >> with arnold. very talented. >> sexiest woman alive. >> here's hoping for next year. >>> 23 million people unemployed. when they saw the 7.8, every economist was shocked, everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] everybody. >> 7.8% unemployment [ bleep ] recipe. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." new polls are showing a bigger bounce for governor mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. pew research poll shows romney ahead of president obama, 49% to 4
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
tested the lighting this afternoon at the university of denver. when president obama and governor mitt romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themsel
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. the law takes effect january 1. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
'm michelle griego. we begin with campaign 2012. president obama is hitting all parts of california including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in holl
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month away, ohio is a state that many believe could be a deciding factor for both candidates in the election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >>
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
>>> duel in denver. at the first presidential debate president obama and mitt romney hit each other on the economy, health care and the role of government in americans' lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. r this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, 2012. "cbs morning news" good morning. good to be withyou. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominat
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> all right. back to the campaign trail today for president obama and republican challenger mitt romney after they locked horns in their first face-to-face debate. they made their cases on a wide range of domestic issues in colorado. >> bigad shaban has highlights now from denver. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the s
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do, and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
.8%. >> the same rate as january 2009 when president obama took office. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. >> for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> this whole campaign is about the 100%. >> you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >>> dozens of american airline flights are canceled. the latest fallout from a seat scare on several flights. >>> gas prices are going up across the country, but in california, they're soaring to a panic level, hovering near the $6 mark. >> oh, my god, i've never seen it so high. this is unbelievable. >>> get a look at this, the first snow of the season, making a mess across the upper midwest. >> we're excited. >>> sucker punch, camera inside a city bus. >> that bus driver becomes the target of an angry fare jumper. >> oh! >>> james bond made his big screen debut 50 years ago. >> back in england, everybody gets a day off.
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
, this was president obama's sixth visit to the bay. he wrapped up his last fundraising blitz in california asking donors to send e-mails and make phone calls in key battleground states. frank and michelle, with an election that's probably almost a month away from now, just how tight it is it could be these swing states that could determine the election. in a few hours, both candidates go to ohio. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a pew research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an 8-point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in an updated survey. romney is capitalizing on his post debate bounce turning the table on the president's attack on his foreign policy knowledge. speaking at the virginia military institute romney called the president's approach to the middle east passive and reactive. he went on to say that he knows the president hopes for a safer and freer middle east but added hope is in the a strategy. >> it's clear that the -- hope is not a strategy. >> it's clear that the risk of c
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fridays. >> reporter: san fransisco. >> reporter: he asked for support, and his loudest cheers came when he spoke about what he's accomplished. >> we have health reform, aka obamacare. >> reporter: he added his own big bird jokes that started after governor romney promised cuts in grants to pbs. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban, driving for the border. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on seasme street.
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing states that will tip the balance, the president is ahead. so he'll be trying to protect his lead and for mitt romney, it's an opportunity for a breakout moment. in front of what could be the biggest audience he will have before election day. the sole questioner tonight is jim lehrer. it's the 12th time he's served as moderator. >> lehrer: good evening. from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs newshour and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee and former massachusetts governor romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three-- two presidential, one vice presidential-- are spon
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas, which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after the fire in august shut down a chevron refinery. last week a power failure knocked out a refinery in southern california. >> once the winter blend gas comes in we will see prices drop. it takes retail price as week or two to incorporate that. >> winter blend gas evaporates more quickly to protect air quality during smog season. >> the air qualityenth would be minimal -- quality effect would be minimal. >> reporter: it isn't going to be soon enough for people who need their cars. >> thank you so much. if you want to try to save cash we will help, go to www.cbs5.com/gas and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >>> thieves stole a th
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
today. >>> president barack obama comes back to san francisco today for his final bay area appearance before next month's election. the president spending the night in southern california in l.a. after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night and he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. here he is. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night, uhm, i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson, who took the stage before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit the home of the farm labor leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
-- they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> starting with the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> the airplane is flying fine. seats have loosened in the back and we need to return. >> flight from new york to miami was forced to return to jfk. on saturday a flight had to make an emergency landing. >> the seat is loose. we don't want that thing flying around. >> and word of a third flight in less than a week. >> new york post reports that a flight last wednesday down to dallas had a problem with loose seat. >> that's when you know we're getting too fat in this country, okay? >> at least 30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >> all that -- >>> career low
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Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
obama and mitt romney all tied up as they head into the evening's presidential debate. this poll is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows that the two candidates with 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow lead. bigad shaban has more on today's face-to-face encounter in colorado. >> reporter: the stage isby . the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl. on his break president obama did sight seeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic jobs or republican jobs. i'm interested in creating american jobs. >> reporter: tonight's debate will feature six 15-minute segments. the first three are devoted to the economy. >> there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of opportunity. >> repor
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
lanes. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama and republican challenger mitt romney just hours away from their first face-to-face debate. >> cbs reporter bigad shaban has more on tonight's contest in colorado. seems like we have been waiting for a long time, finally here. >> reporter: yeah, frank and michelle, good morning to you. the economy is expected to be issue number one here at the debate hall at the university of denver, certainly both candidates seasoned debaters. while mitt romney has never been in a presidential debate before, he has been in 19 multicandidate debates during the republican primary. he has been here in the state since monday. the president is expected to arrive in colorado later this afternoon. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm getting there. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito. on his break president obama did sightseeing to hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight the
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is an illustration of what barack obama didn't do. the president frankly should have been politely in his face, saying that's not accurate, just like the presentation about romney's health care program. the president should have merely said the governor is being a hypocrite. he did this in massachusetts. and the president frankly didn't do that tonight. i think that's the reason that people said that they gave the nod to mitt romney tonight. in the end, we've seen how people are going to vote in november. we've got two more debates to do. i think you'll see a different barack obama in two weeks. >> joe is going to be with us next week for the vice presidential debate, giving us analysis then. >> thanks so much. >>> you know, it would take hours for a full debate fact check, so we're just going to look at two, courtesy of the associated press. president obama suggested that the united states will save money by winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. the truth? the wars were funded with borrowed money, so ending them only means less borrowing, not a new pool of available cash. and then th
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Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
looked so much better in comparison. for mr. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? ncy?eporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. negh unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting in virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. ( cheers and applause ) more americans entered the work errce, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president esida shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he un
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> this evening president barack obama makes his last bay area appearance before next month's election. the president played to a roomful of stars in los angeles last night. he used their performances to make light of their own in last week's debate. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson who sang before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit keen near bakersfield near the home of farm labor leaper cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraiser this afternoon and then a rally at civic auditorium and will spend the night in san francisco. >>> governor romney is rallying in virginia saying it's time to change course in the middle east and accusing president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
noon today. >>> president barack obama comes back to san francisco today for his final bay area appearance before next month's election. the president spent the night in los angeles after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night. he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> he was referring to singers who took the stage before him. >>> this morning, president obama will visit ke. ne near bakersfield where the home of farm labor leader cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo about 1:40 this afternoon. he has a private fundraising dinner in san francisco then a public concert and rally at bill graham civic auditorium. the president had spend the night in san francisco. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney will deliver a speech in virginia calling for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria, put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go to the election national poll
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Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in ohio-- the second-biggest battleground state-- shows president obama with a ten-point lead over mitt romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00 a.m. ♪ some voters had over-nighted in the parking lot outside a columbus polling place. >> i think there's been a lot of controversy about early voting. >> reporter: emerald hernandez was there bright and early. >> for me it's a convenience, i can come in and get it done. >> reporter: you spent the night, though, to be one of the very first. >> i did. i was pretty excited. i thought why not? it's something different. i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> reporter: the names of the early voters are reported by the county board of elections. not their vot
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
because they're too good? >> reporter: privately, the obama campaign is conceding that romney's extensive debate preparation paid off at a time when he needed a lift. many viewers saw a president not at the top of his game. >> he seemed nervous for some reason almost as though some questions threw him and mitt romney seem to throw them off as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is giving the win to romney. >> obama was more comfortable with his ideas. romney was working too hard trying to convince people because he was down in the polls. >> reporter: they debate two more times. next someone a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> bay area teens using social media to stand up to bullies. >> but first, in today's healthwatch, the connection between steroids injections and a meningitis outbreak. >> this is an lapd vehicle. good afternoon, i'm roberta gonzales on a marine convoy from san francisco to alameda. it's all a part of fleet week with mobile weather. >> look good, roberta. i like it. all right. as far as your forecast goes, cooler weather
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Oct 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
, the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. that's the lowest it has been since president obama took office. surprisingly strong, showing that unemployment fell to 7.l% in september -- 7.8% in september. >>> cbs5 reporter, linda eye yee tells us what is behind those numbers -- linda yee tells us what is behind those numbers. >> reporter: he now has 160 employees. >> i think the economy is really picking up. >> reporter: ryan brauton is one of those new workers. he left his job in construction and decided to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for a reason that it does not seem to be affected by the economy. >> reporter: he tripled his research and development budget during the recession. it has paid off. anderson is building this new plant. >> that's the reason why we're moving. we do have plans to continue hiring. >> reporter: nationally the economy has added an average of 145,000 jobs over the past three months. unemployment has not been this low since january of 2009. >> yes, we are finally below that 8% level, but it is still indicative of a slow go environment. >> reporter: m
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